Many people worry that it is very expensive and difficult to install blinds in their home. This is probably because, to someone who has never installed them before, they look really advanced and beautiful. In reality, however, it is actually very easy. The only ‘difficulty’ is that there are so many different blinds to choose from that you may feel a bit overwhelmed. While it is impossible to give you tips on your personal taste, the following steps will help you with purchasing your blinds.
Step 1 – Type of Blinds
Do you want vertical or horizontal blinds? Think about your personal taste, your room placement and the size of your window. Horizontal blinds are better for bedrooms, because they block out a lot of light. Large windows are better suited to vertical blinds, because they can easily be customize. Horizontals are often too heavy for long windows, so it is better to choose verticals.
Step 2 – Your Budget
Unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees, so budget is important. You can pay anything from less than $100 to several thousand dollars for your blinds. No matter how big your project is, choosing blinds will always be cheaper than choosing curtains. Aluminum Venetian verticals are the cheapest of them all. Real wood blinds tend to be the most expensive.
Step 3 – The Materials
Now that you know the type of blind you want and how much you can spend, it is time to start looking for your material. PVC vinyl and fabric tend to be really popular. Sheer fabrics are making a comeback and are great for people who don’t want to block out all of the outside. For horizontals, you can generally choose from wood, plastic or aluminum. There is also ‘faux wood’, which is perfect for people who want to create a wood effect but don’t have the money, or for those who want to have a wood effect in their bathroom or kitchen, where real wood would always warp. Choosing material is mainly down to personal choice, however.
Step 4 – The Size of Your Windows
The only slightly complex element of buying blinds is how to get their size right. It is vital that you know how to take measurements. You could ask a blinds professional to come to your property and measure for you. Alternatively, the store where you intend to buy from, whether online or high street, will have hints and tips in terms of how to take your measurement and what units to use.
Step 5 – Accessories
Accessories are truly down to personal taste. Think of things like a valance, which can add a nice finishing touch. Or maybe you want a motorized pulley system because you have a very modern property or because you have mobility issues.
Hopefully, the above information will have told you everything you need to know about buying blinds. Happy shopping and enjoy the effect that will be created in your property once your blinds have been installed.